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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits coastal rocky reefs (Ref. 43239). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115, 58302).
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Distribution

Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
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Western and Central North Pacific: Japan, Ogasawara Islands, Hawaiian Islands.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 800 mm TL
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Max. size

80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)); max. published weight: 6,400 g (Ref. 40637)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 58302)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 30 - 30
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Oplegnathus fasciatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 6 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACACGTTGATTTTACTCGACTAATCACAAAGACATCGGCACCCTCTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCCCGAGCCGGCATAGTAGGCACGGCCCTAAGCTTACTCATCCGAGCAGAACTAAGCCAACCAGGCGCTTTCCTCGGAGAC---GACCAGATCTATAATGTAATTGTTACAGCACATGCCTTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTATGATTGGAGGTTTTGGAAACTGACTCATCCCCCTCATGATTGGTGCGCCAGACATGGCATTTCCTCGAATAAATAACATGAGCTTTTGACTGCTCCCACCCTCTTTCTTGCTACTGCTGGCCTCTTCCGGAGTAGAAGCTGGAGCAGGCACCGGATGAACCGTTTATCCGCCTCTCGCAGGTAATTTAGCCCATGCAGGAGCGTCTGTTGATTTAACAATCTTCTCTCTACACTTAGCAGGTATTTCCTCAATCCTCGGGGCAATCAACTTTATTACAACTATTATTAACATGAAACCCCCTGCCATTTCCCAATATCAAACCCCACTATTTGTGTGAGCAGTCCTAATTACTGCTGTTCTACTTCTCCTTTCCCTCCCCGTTCTCGCTGCTGGCATCACCATGCTCCTAACAGACCGAAACCTAAATACCACCTTTTTTGACCCTGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCCATCCTTTACCAACACCTCTTCTGATTTTTCGGACATCCGGAAGTCTATATCCTGATTCTTCCAGGGTTTGGTATAATTTCACACATCGTTGCTTACTACTCTGGTAAAAAAGAACCCTTCGGCTATATAGGCATGGTCTGAGCTATGATGGCAATTGGCCTTCTAGGATTTATTGTTTGAGCCCACCATATGTTCACAGTTGGAATGGATGTTGACACACGCGCCTACTTTACATCCGCCACTATAATTATTGCAATCCCCACAGGTGTAAAAGTCTTTAGCTGACTTGCAACCCTTCATGGAGGA---GCA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Oplegnathus fasciatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Wikipedia

Striped beakfish

Oplegnathus fasciatus, the barred knifejaw or striped beakfish, is a species of knifejaw native to the northwestern Pacific Ocean though there area a smattering of records from other localities in the eastern Pacific such as Hawaii and Chile. It is an inhabitant of rocky reefs and occurs at depths of from 1 to 10 metres (3.3 to 32.8 ft). Juvenile members of this species can be found with patches of drifting seaweed. This species can reach a length of 80 centimetres (31 in) TL with the greatest recorded weight for this species of 6.4 kilograms (14 lb). The color pattern consists of light and dark vertical bars from which it derives its name. It has been recorded as feeding on hard-shelled invertebrates suck as crustaceans and molluscs. It is a commercially important species and is also farmed. It is also sought after as a game fish.[1] A striped beakfish is the surviving specimen of five striped beakfish that endured more than two years in the partially submerged hull of the Japanese boat Sai-shou-maru.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Oplegnathus fasciatus" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  2. ^ Japanese 'tsunami fish' hitches ride to US
  3. ^ The Fish that Travelled 10000 Kilometres
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